2014 New This Week Archive Stories

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  • Blood Moon By: Lawrence Sherwin
    In a total lunar eclipse, the moon passes through the Earth's shadow. As it does so, it takes on a reddish/golden hue due to the sunlight passing through the Earth's atmosphere. Before and after the total eclipse, the Earth's shadow can be seen covering parts of the moon. There will be four lunar eclipses (a tetrad) visible in the United States
    Tue Apr 15, 2014
  • 40th Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach By: Lawrence Sherwin
    Mike Conway won the 40th Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach in a crash-riddled Indy Car race. He finished the 157-mile race, averaging over 82 mph, to claim the checkered flag, the podium, the trophy, and the victory lap. Gabby Chaves claimed victory in
    Tue Apr 15, 2014
  • Art Attack By: Suzette Lipscomb
    Go There  If you are a shopping-loving runner who likes to eat well and visit museums, The Surrey is the place
    Fri Apr 11, 2014
  • Reaching to the Converted By: Shawn Price
    New YorkThe weathered red brick lighthouse has guided many ships along their way in the 145 years it has stood at the mouth of Esopus Creek along the Hudson River. Its beacon, now solar-powered LED, can be seen from five nautical miles away. But the interior is still a time capsule, looking very
    Thu Apr 10, 2014
  • A Good Egg By: Jessica Husami
    Hole in OneThere’s no mistaking the fact that Sidecar Doughnuts & Coffee in Costa Mesa is no sideshow when it comes to everyone’s favorite morning treat. Although they’ve only been open to the general public since 2013, their doughnuts have become legend in these parts, due
    Thu Apr 10, 2014
  • Fringe Benefits By: Sarah Mosqueda
    [image7] Designing OCBeachCandyNobody does custom swimwear with Swarovski crystal details like Brit Barber. And nobody does luxury hotels like the St. R
    Wed Apr 09, 2014
  • Racing Through Siena By: Madeline King Porter
    Go There  Florence is the closest airport. The hour-long bus ride from Florence to Siena is a commuter
    Tue Apr 08, 2014
  • Helping Heroes By: Kedric Francis
    Sinise HelpsGary Sinise is also a musician; he and his Lt. Dan Band tour regularly, playing for the troops overseas
    Tue Apr 08, 2014
  • Culinary Cancun By: Kedric Francis
    April 15 is approaching. Time to organize my notes and a pile of restaurant receipts, and as I do so, I take the opportunity to rank some of my most amazing meals and top new restaurant discoveries of 2013. Ni was an unassuming Peruvian place we entered with limited expectations for lunch one rainy afternoon. We ended up spendin
    Mon Apr 07, 2014
  • 'Draft Day' Debut at Big Newport By: Lawrence Sherwin
    Draft Day, a movie starring Kevin Costner and Jennifer Garner, debuted at the Big Newport on April 3. The showing benefitted Newport Beach charity, The Foundation for the Undefeated, which has donated over one million dollars to the California Special Olympics. A gala pre-show party at Fig & Olive in Fashion Island and a red carpet st
    Fri Apr 04, 2014
  • Big Screen Chic By: Alexandria Abramian
    Design inspiration can strike at any time. For interior decorator Robin Strickler, when it came to dreaming up her own Newport Beach family home, that moment came when she first watched Something’s Gotta Give, the 2003 Nancy Meyers romantic comedy with Diane Keaton and Jack Nicholson. For Strickler and countless other design junkies, howev
    Wed Apr 02, 2014
  • Stretching It By: Steve Irsay
    By the NumbersSticker  •  $123,875 (as tested)Under the Hood  • 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6Cur
    Tue Apr 01, 2014
  • Newport Film Fest, Better Than Ever By: Kedric Francis
    The 15th annual Newport Beach Film Festival is bigger and better than ever this year, with more than 300 films from 40 countries on 15 screens across the city. Some 50,000 are expected to attend the event April 24-May 1.Opening
    Mon Mar 31, 2014
  • For the Love of Earth By: Elizabeth Lee
    Green Scene Plant & Garden Show 2014When: April 12-13, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.Where: Fullerton Arboretum, 1900 Associated Rd., FullertonFor just one weekend, the Fullerton Arboretum will be the home of the Green Scen
    Fri Mar 28, 2014
  • Swept Away By: Jessica Peralta
    As the season turns and you start searching for a new hair look, think underdone. Which is not to say you didn’t make an effort – but it shouldn’t look like you did. “It’s all about boho,” says Nicole Simon, stylist at Magnolia Salon in Costa Mesa. “This look is very natural, wispy and textur
    Thu Mar 27, 2014
  • Solita By: Jessica Husami
    In 2004, when Deborah Schneider released her cookbook, ¡Baja! Cooking on the Edge, opening her own restaurant was not on her agenda. But life has a way of making its own decisions. The book, a tribute to her love of the Mexican peninsula’s cuisine, caught the eye of two young entrepreneurs, Matt Baumayr and Rich Howland, who w
    Thu Mar 27, 2014
  • Sweet and Simple By: Jenn Tanaka
    Out of all the berries, raspberries are the easiest to enjoy straight off the vine. As a child, my first time berry picking, I was looking forward to eating the strawberries and blueberries. To my surprise, the raspberries were the most fun. I devoured the warm, sweet and tangy fruit plucked straight from the abundant bushes. Unlike strawberries
    Thu Mar 27, 2014
  • Food Trucks at the Fairgrounds By: Nicole Freyre
    Tue Mar 25, 2014
  • How-To: Candle Recycling By: Chelcy Perdue
    Supplies:Container/jar Old candlesSauce panPencilWick
    Tue Mar 25, 2014
  • Musink at OC Fair & Event Center By: Lawrence Sherwin
    Musink, a festival that marries punk music, tattoos and body piercings, convened for its seventh annual event at the OC Fair & Event Center March 21-23. About 15,000 fans of body art attended the three-day event. Tattoo artists displayed their talents and were busy inking their work onto blank spaces on body canvases. Some were completed wor
    Mon Mar 24, 2014
  • Spring Color By: Christina Benavides
    A multitude of colors flew across the sky, creating an eccentric dust cloud during the Holi Festival of Colors on March 8 in Norwalk. People from all walks of life and surrounding areas, including many from Orange County, came together for a day of fun a
    Fri Mar 21, 2014
  • Boxed In, In Bangkok By: Suzette Lipscomb
    We depart from our dock on The Siam’s private river barge to cross the Chao Praya River (River of Kings) over to the site of a local temple, where young, underprivileged teens train on donated land that now houses a boxing ring and training center. A strip of mattre
    Thu Mar 20, 2014
  • The Art of Nothing By: Suzette Lipscomb
    I step into the lobby of Chiva-Som and Thai hospitality welcomes me with tuberose nosegays and lemongrass herbal tea, cold towels and a squishy chair. I am instructed to just sit and absorb the surrounding lush foliage, cascading water and peaceful view while I check in (and hav
    Wed Mar 19, 2014
  • Hoping for the Return of the Swallows By: CHRISTINA BENAVIDES
    For decades, the city of San Juan Capistrano has taken part in a yearly three-month-long tradition of celebrating the return of the famous cliff swallows. Though the number of birds that settle at the Great Stone Church at Mission San Juan Capistrano has diminished over the past years, events still remain in order to remember the swallow’s
    Tue Mar 18, 2014
  • Really Get Away By: Shawn Price
    Tristan de CunhaA six-day boat trip, usually by fishing vessel, is the quickest way to reach this South Atlantic island from the nearest port of Cape Town, South Africa. Less than 300 people live in the most remote human settlement on Earth, a quaint village, named as if by a novelist on adventur
    Tue Mar 18, 2014